NOTE TO THE READER:The author does not follow any religious ideology, nor does the author reject any form of spirituality. This is merely an opinion piece analyzing the author’s observations, interests and experiences as they relate to what we commonly refer to as “fate”.
New research into the field of Quantum Mechanics – specifically in the study of Quantum Entanglement Theory – suggests that our universe is vastly intertwined through atomic particle energies (something that may have far reaching ramifications that have yet to be fully comprehended by modern science).
According to Nobel Prize winning Physicist Frank Wilczek, “we say two atoms are entangled when information about one improves our knowledge of the other.”
This means that we can’t always infer information from one atom for another, but when we can, we may be witnessing quantum entanglement theory at work.
So, what is quantum theory and how can incorporating the concept into our daily lives help to enhance us on an individual and collective level?
Since scientific proof on the subject is still limited, I found myself falling into the rabbit hole of dictionary definitions to shed some light on what we perceive to be things like “coincidence” and “synchronicity,” concepts that – perhaps – are, in fact, quantum entanglement theory at work.
QUAN . TUM . ME . CAN . ICS | noun: A fundamental theory in physics which describes nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles.
When Einstein developed Relativity Theory, he effectively analyzed and gave reason to the big picture of our universe by defining gravity as a property of the geometry of space time; just one property amongst an infinite supply that make up our universe and that continue to puzzle scientists to this day.
This was great as it opened up new doors for scientists to understand things like black holes, an expanding universe, time dilation and light bending, but it didn’t explain the finite details of the atomic particles that make up those very complicated physical properties.
In essence: his theory made it possible for scientists to wrap their heads around the greater goings on in our universe, but it still didn’t answer the deeper ‘how’ of any of it.
Enter, Quantum Mechanics, a field of physics that aims to explain how the smallest particles in the universe (atoms) came to produce everything we physically see today.
Where Einstein was focused on understanding the larger powers in the universe, Quantum Theory seeks to understand everything on an atomic particle level.
Now – with further research being dedicated to the field of quantum mechanics – scientists have developed a theory called Quantum Entanglement Theory to explain the deeper connectivity they’re witnessing as they study atomic particle interaction:
QUAN . TUM . EN . TANG . EL . MENT . THE . O . RY | noun: A quantum mechanical phenomenon in which the quantum states of two or more objects have to be described with reference to each other, even though the individual objects may be spatially separated.
If this scientific theory is eventually proven, it means that atoms from as close as your couch to as far as deep space could have a profound influence on your existence; it could even imply that what you perceive, you create.
This is where the journey into coincidence and synchronicity begins, with the key phrase “objects may be spatially separated.”
Suddenly, metaphysical sciences like astrology, tarot and palmistry, could find some solid ground in the scientific community on the basis that they seek to understand a circumstance in one’s life through a process of atomic energy interconnectivity.
Suddenly, every coincidence you’ve experienced could, instead, be something that your atomic energy has pulled toward you.
But since this is not yet a scientifically proven theory, the concept – to me – can still be argued away with the idea of “coincidental occurrence,” rather than one that happened by design.
Which begs the question: what exactly is a coincidence?
CO . IN . CI . DENCE | noun: A remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without an apparent causal connection.
The key word here being: “apparent,” which means to be clearly visible or understood.
Since quantum entanglement theory is not clearly understood, much less visible, it is presently impossible to use this theory to understand how coincidences occur.
And so the general consensus that our culture seems to accept is that coincidences simply happen.
But if we can breach the gap to proving quantum entanglement theory for a moment and just accept it as fact, then coincidence is now no longer just happening.
Instead, the definition becomes:
“A remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances with an apparent causal connection.”
This new version of the definition – again, based entirely on QET being proven – implies that coincidences could in fact be brought on by some sort of atomic particle connection.
When choosing to perceive a new, unproven science as “real” or “true,” one can begin to redefine the words used to explain reality to incorporate this new knowledge; thus – in doing so with this definition – “coincidences” would no longer be random, they would – instead – be connected.
“Coincidence” seems to be the word to define random turn of events. But what about another word commonly used to describe peculiar moments of “fate”? What about “synchronicity”?
SYN . CHRO . NIS . I . TY | noun: The simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.
I first heard the term “synchronicity” in the esoteric community by those who sought to describe how certain events could be completely related even when we can’t prove it.
But once again when we look at the definition and consider the potential of QET if it’s proven true, the word changes drastically from one of random encounter to one of purposeful event.
It appears our definitions are doing a good job to discern between what we can definitively ascertain and what we cannot, which is fantastic, but what about all of us who feel something deeper happening in our world?
What about all of the history throughout mankind that supports beliefs like an afterlife, reincarnation, soul contracts, spirit guides, higher selves, and other esoteric subject matter that cannot be proven at this point – or any other point so far – in time due to limited scope?
It appears that our reliance on provable science has left a large gap in our general definitions – and fairly so – for discrediting what we perceive to be inconceivable on the basis that our scientists don’t collectively have the proof to back it up.
And because of this, we find our collective societies split into two groups: those who believe in “fate” and have “faith” in it, and those who don’t.
So what, then, is “fate” and how does having “faith” in fate impact one person versus another who lacks a belief in both?
FATE | noun: The development of events beyond a person’s control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power.
The key word here is: “supernatural,” which means a force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.
Those who believe in “fate” are choosing to believe that something outside of the realm of scientific proof is impacting their surroundings.
But once again – if quantum mechanics and entanglement theory can be relied upon to fill in the gaps in our knowledge for a moment – this definition could take a shift from “supernatural” to “natural” power that we can comprehend if QET provides some explanation. Thus, the definition becomes:
“The development of events beyond a person’s control, regarded as determined by a known, natural power.”
Redefining “fate” by terms of QET would mean that when something feels “fated” it is occurring because of a natural order, a natural power.
Some choose to believe this is a “God-source,” a “God-energy,” but one could also choose to believe that this is a natural occurrence – very much like chemistry – for atomic particle interaction.
If one were to put in the amount of energy necessary – very much like mixing hydrogen and oxygen – one would receive a certain outcome based on their energy input – i.e. water in the case of combining hydrogen and oxygen.
But since scientists are still unable to prove QET, the general masses are still left in two groups: those who choose to believe in “fate” and those who do not. And of those two groups, the ones who choose to believe in “fate” tend to also use the concept of “faith” to explain their belief in fate.
FAYTH | noun: Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
The word “faith” is often attributed primarily – if not entirely – to religious belief. It’s only now, as I write this blog post, that I’m seeing for the first time that the term “faith” is merely a synonym for trust.
A person can have faith in themselves to follow through on a dream, or faith in their favorite basketball team to win a championship, and neither of those experiences of faith are any different from expressing faith in a higher power; they all simply imbue trust in an outcome that seems outside of their control.
Interestingly enough, proving or disproving QET will not change one thing about this definition. To have “faith” in someone or something simply means you have trust in it.
If anything, the proving or disproving of QET will only provide further understanding for what we ought to put our faith into, either: a) faith in a reality that we can physically experience (were QET to be disproven), or b) faith in a much more nuanced reality that we have such little knowledge of, but a huge history with (were QET to be proven).
There’s something to be said for how absolute “faith” in “fate” provides a semblance of relief in otherwise unknown circumstances…
So how can someone use the concept of Quantum Entanglement Theory to achieve personal growth, especially if you’re someone like me who struggles to jump on board the “ultimate faith” bandwagon and prefers a more logical approach to life?
1. REMEMBER HISTORY...
Just like there was a time when mankind perceived the Earth to be the center of the universe and also FLAT, we are currently experiencing a time when mankind does not yet know every proof of concept for our universe. With that in mind, find the theories that jive with you and hone them in your day-to-day life.
2. READ THE MASTERS...
If you’re just starting out in the esoteric sphere, find books written by individuals who take this stuff seriously and immerse yourself in it regularly. Read up on what they researched, tested, and inevitably believed to give yourself a stronger grasp on the subject matter at hand. My go to’s? The 14th Dalai Lama, Carl Jung, Louise Hay, Gabrielle Bernstein, and anyone currently experimenting with quantum physics.
3. LEARN "AS ABOVE, SO BELOW"...
Consider how the phrase “what goes around, comes around,” has impacted your life. Have you ever found yourself catching “karma” or admitting that karma just occurred? If so, then look into the phrase “as above, so below” to further grow your knowledge of how the universe may operate and how you can choose to perceive your reality.
4. CHOOSE TO SEE THE PURPOSE...
QET is a fantastic theory for understanding how horrible circumstances in our lives are happening for a greater, unforeseen purpose. If you’re as scientifically spiritual as I am, then you’d benefit from choosing to perceive your shitty situations as learning moments, or guiding points to a better reality. I find that people who do not have “faith” in “fate” tend to get weighed down by their negative circumstances rather than enlightened by them.
5. SEEK OUT THE POSITIVE
If you’re like me, then organized religion irks you no matter how positive it hopes to be. Thus, stardust babes like us need to find our own spiritual compass in order to tolerate the overwhelming negatives of our current existence at this point in history. This means creating a belief system of our own that can be used to reliably put us back on the path of positivity when we’re inevitably swayed toward the negative – as humans oft are. Whatever belief system you create for yourself, remember to make it one that always seeks out the positive within any circumstance.
Faith in fate is one helluva drug and – if properly applied – it can unlock effortless rewards.
My spiritual belief system is having faith in entanglement: “coincidence” and “synchronicity” are ways of saying things are fated and “fate” is a way of saying energy is being pushed or pulled toward something.
Given the direction modern science is going towards understanding atomic particle interaction and our greater known universe, combined with a knowledge of where human history has been in relation to spiritualism and esoteric beliefs, my intuition – or instinctual reaction – leads me to deduce that something far more complex is occurring within the universe.
Thus, I choose to have “faith” in “fate;” I choose to see “coincidence” as an energetic cause of that fate and I choose to see “synchronicity” as a sign that I can respond to – very much like “hot” or “cold” – of where my fate is taking me.
In this way, I am able to use quantum entanglement theory as a way to master my circumstances and strive for personal growth in any situation, positive or negative.